Friday, 23 July 2021

Music Star Magazine Guide

Music Star issue 1

Music Star magazine launched in 1973 and looked much more like a US teen magazine of the day than its standard British rivals, right down to its seemingly never ending cover rotation of Donny Osmond and David Cassidy. As its run progressed it embraced the homegrown stars more, merged with It's Here and Now, raised in price to first 8p and then 10p, before finally folding into Pink magazine in early 1975.

The last issue of Music Star was #104 - 18/01/1975 - and the first issue of Pink & Music Star was #96 - 25/01/1975. The magazine also had a summer special in 1974 and an Osmonds special in 1975, both costing 25p, and there were four annuals: 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977. 

You can open the cover images in a new tab for full size scans. At least for the most part. Some issues were harder to find than others...

(Images for this magazine are all sourced from the net. I've been building a 1970s themed doll house so saving endless period covers and posters to miniaturise - this seems as good a method of sorting them as any!)



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1973

Music Star launches as a weekly magazine, out on Saturdays, costing 7p.

#1. 27/01/1973.
#2. 03/02/1973. (front | back)
#3. 10/02/1973.
#4. 17/02/1973.
#5. 24/02/1973.
#6. 03/03/1973.
#7. 10/03/1973.
#8. 17/03/1973. (front | back)
#9. 24/03/1973.
#10. 31/03/1973.
#11. 07/04/1973. (front | back)
#12. 14/04/1973.
#13. 21/04/1973.
#14. 28/04/1973.
#15. 05/05/1973. (front | back)
#16. 12/05/1973.
#17. 19/05/1973.
#18. 26/05/1973. (front | back)
#19. 02/06/1973.
#20. 09/06/1973.
#21. 16/06/1973.
#22. 23/06/1973.
#23. 30/06/1973.
#24. 07/07/1973.
#25. 14/07/1973.
#26. 21/07/1973.
#27. 28/07/1973. (front | back)
#28. 04/08/1973.
#29. 11/08/1973.
#30. 18/08/1973.
#31. 25/08/1973.
#32. 01/09/1973.
#33. 08/09/1973.
#34. 15/09/1973.
#35. 22/09/1973.
#36. 29/09/1973.
#37. 06/10/1973.
#38. 13/10/1973.
#39. 20/10/1973.
#40. 27/10/1973. (front | back)
#41. 03/11/1973.
#42. 10/11/1973.
#43. 17/11/1973.
#44. 24/11/1973.
#45. 01/12/1973.
#46. 08/12/1973.
#47. 15/12/1973.
#48. 22/12/1973.
#49. 29/12/1973.



1974

#50. 05/01/1974.
#51. 12/01/1974.
#52. 19/01/1974. *It's Here and Now magazine merged with this issue.
#53. 26/01/1974.
#54. 02/02/1974.
#55. 09/02/1974.
#56. 16/02/1974.
#57. 23/02/1974.
#58. 02/03/1974.
#59. 09/03/1974.
#60. 16/03/1974.
#61. 23/03/1974.
#62. 30/03/1974. (front | back)
#63. 06/04/1974.
#64. 13/04/1974.
#65. 20/04/1974.
#66. 27/04/1974.
#67. 04/05/1974.
#68. 11/05/1974.
#69. 18/05/1974.
#70. 25/05/1974.
#71. 01/06/1974.
#72. 08/06/1974.
#73. 15/06/1974.
#74. 22/06/1974.
#75. 29/06/1974.

1974 saw a summer special edition for 25p:

Music Star Summer Special 1974


#76. 06/07/1974.
#77. 13/07/1974.
#78. 20/07/1974.
#79. 27/07/1974. (front | back)
#80. 03/08/1974.
#81. 10/08/1974.
#82. 17/08/1974.
#83. 24/08/1974.
#84. 31/08/1974.
#85. 07/09/1974. (front | back)
#86. 14/09/1974.
#87. 21/09/1974.
#88. 28/09/1974.
#89. 05/10/1974.
#90. 12/10/1974. (front | back)
#91. 19/10/1974.
#92. 26/10/1974.
#93. 02/11/1974.
#94. 09/11/1974. (front | back)
#95. 16/11/1974. (front | back)
#96. 23/11/1974.
#97. 30/11/1974.
#98. 07/12/1974.
#99. 14/12/1974. (front | back)
#100. 21/12/1974. (front | back)
#101. 28/12/1974. (front | back)



1975

#102. 04/01/1975.
#103. 11/01/1975.
#104. 18/01/1975. (front | back)
#105. Merged with Pink magazine #96.
 


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